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Nancy Pietroforte

Nancy Pietroforte

Nancy Pietroforte

Associate Professor, Sociology

Technology Center, Room 8302


Nancy Pietroforte has been a full-time faculty member since 2008.  She was appointed to her current position in 2013. Among the courses she teaches are Principles of Sociology (traditional and online); Social Problems (online); Marriage and Family; Deviant Behavior; Gender, Deviance & Crime; and Women, Men, Sex & Power.  Prior to her tenure at RCC, Pietroforte was a full-time professor of sociology at another institution for several years.  She has also taught criminology, sociological theory and statistics at other institutions.

Pietroforte authored a research paper titled, ““Constitutional Limitations of the Privacy Framework Advanced in Eisenstadt v. Baird and Roe v. Wade,” and routinely presents her original research focusing on the status of women and reproductive justice. She also regularly participates in competitive faculty programs, including recent selections by the National Endowment for the Humanities, New York University’s Faculty Resource Network, and Kenyon College’s Oral History Institute.

Before her career in academia, she worked in the reproductive justice movement and in the labor movement as a union organizer with the Associated Musicians of Greater New York.


  • BA Psychology and Sociology, College of New Rochelle
  • MA Sociology (Applied Social Research), Queens College, CUNY


  • Milano Scholarship – New School University Doctoral Award, 2006
  • Center for Women in Government and Civil Society Fellowship – SUNY Graduate Award, 1994
  • Erich Rosenthal Scholarship – Queens College Graduate Award in Sociology, 1995
  • Alpha Kappa Delta – National Undergraduate Honor Society in Sociology

Professional Accomplishments (Selected)

Competitive faculty program selections:

  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Philadelphia, 2011, and Concord, MA, 2012
  • New York University’s Faculty Resource Network, New York, NY, 2011, and San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2012
  • Kenyon College’s Oral History Institute, Gambier, OH, 2013


  • Research paper, “Constitutional Limitations of the Privacy Framework Advanced in Eisenstadt v. Baird and Roe v. Wade,” 2010

Presentations (Selected)

  • National Organization for Women’s Annual Conference, Baltimore, 2012
  • Marist College’s Annual Women & Society Conference Poughkeepsie, NY, 2011
  • Oral History Association’s Annual Conference, Atlanta, 2010
  • San Francisco State University’s Conference on Individual Rights, 2009